As Dental professionals, we have always treated patients by adhering to universal precautions, however the current pandemic of covid-19 and its high rate of transmission has left us looking for answers on how to further protect ourselves, our patients, and our staff while treating emergency or urgent cases. Furthermore, the fact that some patients carrying Covid-19 may be asymptomatic calls for further guidance and clarification. The ADA has compiled an interim guide, and flow chart that helps guide us. This flow chart will take us step by step. From screening to treatment it will help alleviate some of the anxiety we have and relieve some of the confusion.
Continue to check our site, the ADA, and CDC for updates.